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the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including the ambassador. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight: we get the latest on the deadly assault, believed to have been planned in advance and sparked by an anti-muslim internet video. >> woodruff: plus, we examine the move by governor romney to criticize the president's handling of the libya tinderbox. was it justified or not? we hear from both sides. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at how the latest iphone upgrade is accelerating competition in the smartphone industry. >> woodruff: are chemicals sprayed in oregon's forests dangerous or not? we have a report from our partners at the center for investigative reporting. >> they're spraying with helicopters all these ridged tops, so everything they're spraying up top eventually gets down to all of these residents. >> forced application of herbicides is done in accordance with all state laws. and we believe it does not represent an unreasonable harm. >> ifill: and margaret warner gets a snapshot of poverty in americ
. >> brown: then, was the attack on the u.s. mission in libya the work of al qaeda? we take a look. >> woodruff: from our american graduate series, ray suarez reports on growing pains for north dakota schools brought on by the oil boom. >> i always make it very clear to any perspective teachers of what they are really getting themselves into. i tell them this is the new wild west. >> brown: on the "daily download," we examine how the candidates are using video games to push early voting. >> woodruff: and regular pro referees are back on the football field tonight after three weeks of questionable calls by replacements. we talk to npr's mike pesca about the deal struck with the nfl. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. an
consulate in libya was attacked. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have new details about the killing of the u.s. ambassador in bengazi and the film that fueled the anger there and elsewhere. >> brown: plus, we get perspective on the middle east nearly two years after the arab spring uprisings. is it now a more dangerous place? >> woodruff: then, as the federal reserve unleashes a new program to encourage job creation, we assess the potential impact on consumers and the u.s. economy. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro reports on a helping hand for low-income american entrepreneurs, inspired by loans offered in the developing world. >> i used it to purchase about 30 handmade senegalese drums. >> we used the money to fix the store. >> we used the microgrant dollars for, at the time, was to... more signage. >> woodruff: and on the daily download, margaret warner examines how the presidential campaigns are using social media to amplify their messages. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newsh
and raised a black islamic flag that praised the prophet mohammed. in libya, the attack at the u.s. benghazi consulate turned deadly when they fired guns, burned the compound and burned the building. four americans were murdered including the embassy, christopher stevens. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the benghazi crimes. >> how could this happen in a country we help liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? >> the attacks in both libya and egypt are linked to a film called innocent of muslims, made by a california-based director. the movie depictures the prophet mohammed as a quote unquote fraud and a philanderer. a 14-minute trailer of the film was dubbed into egyptian arabic and posted on youtube, thus shared on the internet, including the muslim world. by thursday, national protests had spread to yemen, iran and elsewhere. the secretary of state bluntly separated the u.s. from the inflammatory film. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. but as i said yesterday, there is no justi
in libya. >> woodruff: then, did the big bank bailouts here in the u.s. work? ray suarez gets two views on this fourth anniversary of the fall of lehman brothers. >> brown: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and hari sreenivasan talks with journalist sasha issenberg about his new book exploring how the campaigns are mining data to boost turnout in november. >> whether you are likely to default on your loan or pay off your bill on time or run up $500 on your credit card in a given month, on trying to predict who you are going vote in november, who are you likely to vote for, what issues do you care about. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf and from carnegie foundation >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: protesters poured into streets around the world today, outraged by a fi
's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the backlash against islamist militias in libya gained momentum today. the military named army officers to replace the heads of two of the most powerful militias. that followed the fatal assault on the u.s. consulate there that killed the american ambassador. on sunday, libyan president mohammed el-megaref ordered all militias to obey the government or disband. in egypt today, 14 members of an extremist group were sentenced to death by hanging. the men were convicted in attacks on a police station and bank in the sinai peninsula in june of 2011. six of the men were present for sentencing but eight others were tried in absentia and remain fugitives. a former police chief at the heart of a major political scandal in china is facing 15 years in prison. that sentence was imposed today on wang lijun for trying to defect to the u.s., and helping cover up the murder of a british businessman. wang apologized for his crimes today in court. i truly express my repentance to the court for the criminal behavior in the law that i broke. i will pay off the pity and hu
.s. ambassador chris stevens was killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president condemned the video, but he insisted there is no justification for mindless violence. >> given the power of faith in our lives and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression. it is more speech. the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect. >> woodruff: mr. obama also had a new warning on iran's nuclear program. yesterday iranian leader ahmadinejad repeated his claim that the program is only for peaceful purposes, an explanation the u.s. and other countries dismiss. today the president said again iran cannot be allowed to build nuclear weapons. >> let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy. we believe that there is still time and space to do so. but that time is not unlimited. make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel, the securit
for your three decades of good work. >>> this has been a turbulent week, attacks on the consulate in libya and continued protests worldwide providing a stark reminder of relationships between the west and much of the muslim world. among the countries where protests took to the street was afghanistan, which the u.s. invade shortly after 9/11. hundreds of thousands of afghan refugees have fled their war-torn country seeking a new life in america. as scott shafer discovered, there is a bay area community that has become a home away from home for a growing number of afghans. >> reporter: thousands of tourists visit the city by the bay each year. for this man, the sights and sounds of san francisco provoke not only a sense of wonder but more than a little culture shock. >> coming from afghanistan to san francisco, what a difference. the colors, people, the way they dress. >> reporter: shakur and his brother are from afghanistan. shakur is a recent transport, fleeing the violence in his home city of kabul, wandering the city finding inspiration for his paintings is a newfound pleasure. >> it's a
of these countries, particularly it started in the countries where revolutions took place and libya, and tunesia, and yemen. there is a contestation for control, governments are still week. and so because islam is so... is still pervasive as a religion, and in fact islamic society tend to be the most religious in the world, it is easy for groups with political intent to rally the public behind them particularly extremists. >> brown: let me bring in lawrence pintak, how do you... that is a lot on the table, free speech, religion, power struggles that go back in time. what do you see when you look at events today and over the last week or so? >> there's all those things going on. but at the bottom line it is agit prop designed to provoke the hard line in the middle east and beyond that success fey does that because it's an excuse for them. in egypt we have cops who are trying to undermine-- and across the broader muslim world you have hard-liners seizing on this for their own goals. >> brown: an larry pintak just so stay with you, it is clearly the interconnectedness of the world makes this much e
and arab-led as it did-- as happened in libya? >> of course in libya there was a u.n. resolution which created the base for this coalition of willing. but if the u.n. cannot do anything, all the other options and measures should be on the table. and those countries will have concerns and common interests. they should study all these options. >> warner: turkey would take part? >> you are you are the ski alrey taking part. >> warner: no, i mean a military sense. >> of course. not only on this, but turkey will be in all processes related to syria. >> warner: if there is an action taken on syria and the conflict continues to grind on what danger do you see of it sparking, really, a wider sunni/shi'a war in the region? >> there is such a risk not only in syria but in the region. why? because this inability of u.n. resulted in 300,000 casualties and 100,000 rape cases in bosnia for three years. the u.n. was idle for three years. i talked to his excellency, secretary-general ban ki-moon yesterday and he went and apologized because of the inability of united nations in the 1990s. i am afraid t
of libya chris stevens knew he was on an al qaeda hit list and inadequately protected before
furor no christians? >> there are no more christians in algeria, in tunisia, in libya. where there was a majority of christians 700, 800 years ago. they're gone. there's no one. so it is not difficult to imagine that in the rest of the region that will also happen as more christians are immigrating. they're leaching. they're going to australia. they're going to the states. they're going to europe. >> suarez: meaning the current instability carries the risk of not just further shrinking christianity in the religion's birth place but bringing its disappearance that much closer. >> woodruff: you can see a slide show of images from the pope's visit to lebanon on our website. find that on the rundown. >> ifill: again, the major developments of the day. the fury over a film that attacks the prophet mohammed spilled into more of the muslim world, including afghanistan, even as the middle east calmed. and president obama announced a new trade action against chinese imports, while mitt romney made a fresh appeal for hispanic support. it's constitution day, and we're celebrating online
will investigate the attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. he died on september eleventh, when gunmen assaulted the american consulate in benghazi. three other americans also were killed in the attack. the assault came during protests against an anti-islamic film made in the u.s. the u.s. embassy in pakistan put out ads today, condemning that same film. the ads ran on pakistani television and featured clips of president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton condemning the film. still, hundreds of demonstrators tried to reach the embassy in islamabad, by pushing aside huge shipping containers that cordoned off the area. riot police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. a report on a bungled operation against gun-trafficking in arizona drew praise today from house republicans. they've been investigating "operation fast and furious" for months. at a hearing, the justice department's inspector general michael horowitz listed a string of mistakes by federal law enforcement officials trying to track illegal guns. hundreds of the weapons ended up with mexican drug gangs.
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